59% Increase in Tourism in J&K After G20 Meet: LG Manoj Sinha
Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha said that foreign tourists’ arrival in the region increased by 59% after the recent G20 working group meeting in Srinagar. The meeting not only strengthened political relations but also opened new possibilities in the tourism sector, he said.
Sinha, while addressing the Independence Day function at Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar, said people have embarked on a new journey of peace, love and stability, which will lead to development and a golden future. Hundreds of people including government officials, for whom attendance was mandatory, participated in the function at the redeveloped stadium.
“The recent G20 working group meeting, ongoing Amarnath yatra and muharram procession after three decades symbolises the change on ground… “After the G 20 meeting, the arrival of foreign tourists compared to the last few years increased by 59%… Foreign devotees participated in the Amarnath yatra as well,” said Sinha, adding, “Separatism and terrorism is a cancer for society and it has to be taken out.” (Source The ET)